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Sharpshooting

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Sharpshooting A shooting with great precision and effect; hence, a keen contest of wit or argument.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n sharpshooting The act of shooting accurately and with precise aim; practice or service as a sharp-shooter. See sharp-shooter.
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Usage

In literature:

Henry had uncommonly keen sight, and the eyes of the sharpshooter Seth Cole were but little inferior to his.
"The Riflemen of the Ohio" by Joseph A. Altsheler
Reed has been watching me like a sharpshooter from the day I arrived.
"The Loyalist" by James Francis Barrett
Talk of soldiering touched the warmest spot in the old sharpshooter's heart.
"Dorothy on a Ranch" by Evelyn Raymond
One venturing to cross this would be an easy mark for sharpshooters from the camp.
"The Fighting Edge" by William MacLeod Raine
Jumping off he took out his field glasses and got on his knees and began looking for sharpshooters.
"A Soldier in the Philippines" by Needom N. Freeman
Great weakness has been observed amongst the advanced sharpshooters of the Bullington Arsenal corps.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 147, September 16, 1914" by Various
Under the guard of his sharpshooting cow-puncher he was led back to his room in the ranch house to await the final judgment.
"The Free Range" by Francis William Sullivan
That wonderful sharpshooting feat of the Little Giant was still in his mind.
"The Great Sioux Trail" by Joseph Altsheler
These plates have a hole in them for the rifle to go through, and sharpshooters "man" these port holes night and day.
"The Red Watch" by J. A. Currie
Sharpshooters with clamped rifles watch for a target patiently as fishermen for a bite.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume I (of 8)" by Various
The Regiment could not halt for reprisals against the sharpshooters of the countryside.
"Soldier Stories" by Rudyard Kipling
Rebel sharpshooters take possession of it, and pick off Rickett's gunners.
"My Days and Nights on the Battle-Field" by Charles Carleton Coffin
Thus protected from all harm, the sharpshooters could sweep the streets and the house-tops.
"Hernando Cortez" by John S. C. Abbott
Sharpshooter was still leading the pursuit.
"History of the Kentucky Derby, 1875-1921" by John Lawrence O'Connor
On October 18, the Germans captured Chateaudun after heroic resistance by National Guards and sharpshooters.
"A History of the Third French Republic" by C. H. C. Wright
But out it came, and be sure the sharpshooter's generosity lost not one bit in her telling.
"Jessica Trent: Her Life on a Ranch" by Evelyn Raymond
He was a sharpshooter, and one of the finest.
"Dick Hamilton's Cadet Days" by Howard R. Garis
Martz was something of a sharpshooter.
"The Iron Division, National Guard of Pennsylvania, in the World War" by H. G. Proctor
Helped along by that sharpshooter over at the console.
"The Samurai Strategy" by Thomas Hoover
In 1862 he enlisted in a company of sharpshooters, which was assigned to the Army of the Potomac.
"Fifty Years In The Northwest" by William Henry Carman Folsom
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In news:

Led by a sizzling scoring game from sharpshooter Brianne King, the Coupeville girls basketball team set a new school record with their 17th win of the regular season, a 64-40 victory over Orcas Island on Tuesday.
Two men died after a DPS sharpshooter in a copter fired on a vehicle.
A friendly shoot-off: Sharpshooters aim for clay targets at Granite Falls Turkey Shoot.
Sharpshooter James Tupper and slick Dean Cain begrudgingly work together in 'The Gambler, the Girl and the Gunslinger.
Breathing, blinking and slightly fidgeting, Blair McNamara stood next to a cloaked gravestone, a 19-year-old re-enactor of the Civil War sharpshooter whose memory he was helping keep alive.
The 3-point sharpshooter was named All-Pac-12 honorable mention last season as a sophomore.
The trey is turning 25 this season and ESPN is taking a look back at some of the greatest sharpshooters to hit the hardwood.
Canadian sharpshooter Nik Stauskas boosts Michigan basketball.
Hulls fills role as IU's sharpshooter.
Missouri women's basketball freshman is a three-point sharpshooter.
Historian a sharpshooter with the facts.
Spurs work out Nigerian sharpshooter.
Three dealers took part in the survey this week: Sharpshooters, LSG Tactical Arms, and Gander Mountain, all in Lubbock.
Or at the very least, it could expose kids to the idea that sharpshooting and pushing a vacuum cleaner are not gendered activities.
The sharpshooter wiped out hundreds of acres of vines in the Temecula Valley area of Southern California more than a decade ago.
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